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Continuing Adjunct Faculty Education (CAFE)

Continuing Adjunct Faculty Education (CAFE) Credits - Compensation Program

What does the program do?: Provide compensation to adjunct faculty for ongoing training and professional development related to Teaching, Learning, and Student Success. 

Why does EMCC support the program?: Adjunct faculty provide significant learning opportunities to community college students. Investing in adjunct faculty development, and their success in the learning environment impacts student success.

Who coordinates the CAFE?: The adjunct faculty development program is coordinated by EMCC's Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) with advice from the college's Professional Learning Community (PLC) advisory team.


  • Individuals must be an adjunct faculty member currently teaching at EMCC to be eligible for the CAFE credit program.
  • "Credits" cannot be carried over from one semester OR academic year to another.
  • A maximum of 9 hours will be compensated for the approved workshops offered for compensation. (*Attend as many workshops as desired, but compensation is limited to 9 hours from approved CAFE workshops, which are listed as CAFE credits.)
  • Funding is limited. Individuals who have not received compensation in prior semesters will be given first priority for compensation consideration. 

To participate:

  1. Register for CTL or Saturday workshops via CTL registration site
  2. Sign in and attend the workshops (*Must attend the entire workshop, no partial credit for partial attendance).
  3. Keep track of the CAFE-approved workshops you attend each semester. You may download the CAFE credit form to help you with this.
  4. Complete and print the form, sign the form, and submit to the CTL Administrative Specialist Sr. ( by November 30, 2018. The CTL Administrative Specialist Sr. will also be tracking your progress during the semester but submitting the form will ensure accuracy in compensation.

Funding is limited and priority is given to first-time participants. Based on attendance at approved workshops offered by EMCC's CTL, adjunct faculty may earn a maximum of 9 hours (CAFE credits) of professional development compensation. 


  • Every hour of training is equal to one credit. Partial credits are accepted (i.e., by quarter of hours).
  • You are compensated $28.90 per hour. For example, if you attend a workshop that is 1.5 hours you will be compensated a total of $43.35 ($28.90*1.5 hr).
  • Payment for accumulated credits will be made at the end of the semester.
  • To be compensated, all three items must be complete: 1) CTL registration, 2) CTL sign in, 3) Credit form.
  • Only full attendance at a workshop is paid. No partial credit/compensation for partial attendance.
  • Funding is limited. Repeat workshops will not be compensated if taken in the last 2 calendar years.


  • ALL CTL workshops are open to any adjunct faculty.
  • Adjuncts are encouraged to attend as many professional development opportunities as desired.
  • Compensation is limited to 9 hours maximum from approved CAFE credit workshops.

To register for workshops:

  • Login to CTL page for workshop registration:
  • Select the workshops you would like to attend. (Only CAFE credit workshops will be compensated - maximum 9 hours.)

Program Enrollment: Individuals interested in receiving payment (based on the eligibility criteria) must enroll using the CAFE credit form. Deadline for the forms for the Fall semester is Friday, November 30, at 5:00 PM:

  1. Download the CAFE credit form
  2. Complete and print the form (including signing the acknowledgment)
  3. Submit the form to CTL Administrative Specialist Sr. ( by November 30, 2018.

Workshop Verification

  • Attendance at a compensation-eligible workshop is verified by the CTL online registration system and the sign-in sheets in relation to the credit form. To be considered for compensation, all three items must be present; registration, sign-in sheet/full attendance, and CAFE credit form.
  • The CTL offers many workshops. The only workshops eligible for CAFE credit are identified as CAFE credits and are listed on the CAFE form.
  • Individuals must register for the workshop, sign-in the day of the event, and attend the ENTIRE session to receive credit.
  • Your compensation for CAFE credits will be generated the week after the semester ends. Please allow up to two paycheck cycles to receive your compensation. If you do not receive your compensation after two paycheck cycles please contact